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Dec 19, 2012 9:00pm PST
guns in america, a live special. >> if we work harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities in places like newtown. since friday morning an officer was gunned down, leaving four children without their mother. >> two officers were killed outside a grocery store outside topeka. >> a woman was shot and killed inside a las vegas casino. three people were shot inside an alabama hospital. a 4-year-old of the caught in a drive-by in missouri. taken off life support just yesterday. >> my 4-year-old baby. >> at least 10,000 americans murdered with guns every year. president obama said it is time for real reform right now. i talked to victims and family members, gun owners, also new york mayor and christiane amanpour and deepak chopra. they're all here. enough is nuenough. we want to hear from you too. >> good evening, this is our version of a town hall. a big conversation about guns in america. people on both sides of what very well may be the most important issue in this country. take a look at these people. they have all been touched in gun v
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Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
evening. tonight, guns in america, the number one issue in america a week after the mass shooting in sandy hook. the nra breaks its silence. president obama and communities all over america paused in a moment of silence. president obama is calling for a ban on assault weapons. today, the nra offered a rather different solution. publicly breaking the silence. the silence for the first time since the massacre, the nra proposed a sweeping plan to have armed guards at every school in the nation. >> the truth is our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters. people that are so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can ever possibly comprehend them. they walk among us every single day. and does anybody really believe that the next adam lanza isn't planning his attack on a school? since when did a gun automatically become a bad word? a gun in the hands of a secret service agent protecting our president isn't a bad word. a gun in the hands of a soldier protecting the united states of america isn't a bad word. and when you hear your g
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Dec 22, 2012 12:00am PST
soldier protecting the united states of america isn't a bad word. and when you hear your glass breaking at 3:00 a.m. and you call 911, you won't be able to pray hard enough for a gun in the hands of a good guy to get there fast enough to protect you. so why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president of our country or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? >> to be clear, this wasn't a press conference. it was a statement. no questions were taken. that doesn't mean there weren't any interruptions. >> stop killing our children. it's the nra and assault weapons that are killing our children. >> protesters accused the nra of having blood on its hands. i'll be speaking to one of those in a moment. wayne lapierre paused and then continued and blamed the violence on video games, on the media, on just about everything but guns. they said the news media is consumed with hate for the nra, but the proposal to have armed guards in schools in america is stirring the most debate. jeffrey, let me lay my cards on the table off the top here. i wa
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Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
show up. the nra is america's premiere gun rights lobby. it may be facing its biggest challenge in years as many americans shocked, they were shocked by newtown and they're calling for tougher restrictions on guns and ammunition, and while we wait for the group's executive director to appear, wayne lapierre, i want to bring in several of my colleagues now. first off, wolf blitzer is here, jessica yellin is at the white house, dana bash on capitol hill, and jeffrey toobin is in new york for us. as we wait, wolf, let's start with you. is this, in fact, a turning point for guns in america? do you think we'll hear anything like that in this press conference? >> i know a lot of attitudes have hardened as a result of what has happened over the past week in newtown, connecticut. you were there, i was there, and people all over the country and all over the world are outraged by the horrible nature of that massacre that occurred at the elementary school. >> here he is, wolf. sorry to cut you off. here he is. let's listen. >> good morning. i'm dave keene, president of the national rifle asso
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Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm PST
candidate for america. >> what if mitt romney isn't the best person. >> the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea. >> and more. >> it's ridiculously easy for someone to purchase a gun. >> do you think homosexuality is a sin? >> i think that it's -- it's -- it's unnatural. >> did you get up this morning and have a quick -- >> i probably did, i probably did. >> "piers morgan tonight: the newsmakers" starts now. >>> good evening. one of the great things about my job is that every night i get to sit down with movers and shakers, the men and women at the center of the biggest stories of the year. what do they have in common? they're all utterly fascinating. tonight you'll hear from some of my favorite guests. we'll begin with the big man himself, governor chris christie. he found himself in a bit of hot water for making nice with president obama in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> 2.8 million people without power. i've watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today, really quite unprecedented. i've never se
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> tonight the top five things that america is talking about. number one, peace love and mutual understanding. >> we can't negotiate with ourselves. >> it is me. >> bob costas, did he cross the line. >> and the most outrageous royal prank over. >> hello there. could i please speak to kate please, my granddaughter? >> this is piers more dpgan ton. good evening. our big story tonight from what every one is talking about. the royal prank called heard around the world. and this shocking new york subway photograph. reports of chemical weapons in syria. let's get started with what promises to be a lively discussion. and a host of huff posts live. and welcome to you all. let's start with guns and the fall out of the murder and suicide of jovan bellcher. let's watch what he said tonight. >> i believe that there should be more effective controls on the sale of guns. >> roughly 40% of the guns purchased in this country do not require a background check for purchasing. i don't see in anyone should be able to purchase military style or body armor or weapons. >> let's start off. you are a big gun fan. pln
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Dec 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
christmas shoppers. this is the type of gun police say he used. an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle. america with more gun stores than grocery stores. tonight, eyewitnesses tell me what they saw when they started. i talk a gun advocate who says there should have been more guns in that mall. and the mother of the aurora, colorado, victims, who thinks the opposite. and talks about guns, north korea's nuclear threat. and the man at both sides of the gun debate, mark kelly. >> president obama hasn't really addressed the gun issue at all. >> this is piers morgan tonight. good evening. our big story tonight, america armed. a day after another gun outrage, a young 22-year-old shoots up a mall of christmas shoppers in oregon. here's the statistics. there's more than 129,000 federally licensed firearms dealers in this country. that's according to the bureau of alcohol and tobacco. there's 16,000 grocery stores and 14,000 mcdonald's restaurants. far more places to buy guns in america than groceries or burgers. 47,856 people murdered by firearms between 2006 and 2010. two more murdered in clackamas cen
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Dec 18, 2012 9:00pm PST
america do to stop a madman. >> i am a supporter of the second amendment. but i believe it's time for us to move a different direction. >> and the congresswoman who lost her husband in the long island railroad shooting. >>> also, i'll go one-on-one with a gun advocate who said that lawmakers who vote for gun control have blood on their hands. could he be serious? >>> and why the second amendment doesn't say what you think 2 does. >>> plus a class gunned down, a teacher to protect them. main who lost his daughter. >> they believe that because the problem is guns the answer is guns. it's simply ridiculous. >> we'll go inside the mind of a killer. what dr. oz thinks we should do about mental illness. >> i think we need a homeland security approach to mental illness. thirst is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, final farewells today for two more 6-year-olds, victims of the terrible attacks in sandy hook. jessica rekos was a little girl who loved horses and asked santa for cowgirl boots and cowboy hat and james mattioli who asked once how old do i have to be to sing on stage. pr
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Dec 17, 2012 9:00pm PST
to hear what these people have to say about guns in america. >>> but first, a picture none of us ever imagined or feared we would ever have to see. the first funerals of the 20 young children killed at the sandy hook school in newtown, connecticut, on friday. 6-year-old jack pinto was laid to rest today. in his obituary, his family wrote, "jack will forever be remembered for the immeasurable joy he brought to all who had the pleasure of knowing him, a joy whose wide reach belied his six years." he was buried in the jersey of his favorite team member of the new york giants. his family said he could get whatever he wanted just by batting his long eyelashes. listen now to what may be one of the most heartbreaking of all in this ghastly tragedy. parents talking about the moment they learned their daughter had died in the carnage at sandy hook school. >> she was a ball of fire. she ruled the roost. she -- >> our little ceo, we called her. she was -- she was the boss. >> i got to the firehouse. >> we had no idea at this point. we thought okay, the reports are that one or two people may
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am PST
vilifying the rich, we divided america without giving real solutions to americans. that i can't be -- >> you have a situation where you have republicans who don't want taxes raised on anyone voting against something that would at least keep them low for some people. do you know what i mean? >> if the president had offered up $100 billion worth of tax increases on the wealthy and $400 billion worth of cuts, he'd have had a deal in a new york minute. when you offer up $70 billion worth of tax increases on a small 1%, 2% of the population and no cuts and, in fact, ask for a stimulus that would consume all the money, we're going to vote on $60 billion for new york and area relief for hurricane sandy. that will consume a full year's worth of this tax increase that's proposed. >> let me just go back. it's so important, because we've had two years now of debates about all of this. each time we've only done spending cuts that hit middle class families and senior citizens the most. we are at a point where we're saying, no more. when congressman issa says everybody ought to be in and treated
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Dec 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
fuel the u.s. for years to come. that all depends on america playing it's cards right and for that we need a deal on the fiscal cliff. thank you for joining us on the conversation on "your money." have a great weekend. >>> hello, thank you for joining us. i'm allison cossack, fredericka whitfield is off. president and house speaker john boehner met today at the white house. we're not getting details yet as to how those negotiations went, except to stay that the lines of communications remained open. both sides of the fiscal cliff negotiations are much closer than you may think despite what law makes say publicly. jackie calms of the "new york times" picked up on something that lawmaker tim cole said recently. >> the republicans should just declare victory and taking the 98% of the tax cuts that they agree on and work next year on tax reform and see if they can't get the top rate back down again. it's hard to think that that's not where they're going to end up so why not make it clean instead of ugly. >> i think it's true that many people are saying privatery what tom cole said publicl
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
families. what is the most constructive, definitive thing that america's lawmakers can now do? >> you know, there is no single, simple solution. it has to be a multifaceted approach beginning with a ban on assault weapons, stopping high capacity magazines, better background checks. right now 40% of all sales of guns in the united states involve no background check and better, more come premen hen sif checks as well as mental health prevention and outreach programs and, of course, better enforcement of all of these laws. not just existing laws but more supporting resources for the atf and local and state police that have the responsibility to protect our children. >> i have been stunned by the sheer political cowardness of so many politicians in america who seem just terrified of saying anything that the nra may object to. the nra has four million members. american has 10 billion people living here. i just don't understand why everybody is so coward about publicly debating this and trying to get the measures in place that you've just suggested. >> i think there really has been a seismic cha
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Dec 10, 2012 7:00pm PST
fascinating and lively hour from the battle over benghazi to the upheavel in egypt and america's place in the world. everything will be on the table as john mccain, joe lieberman and lindsey graham tomorrow night. that's all for us right now. "ac 360" starts right now. >> piers, thanks. good evening, everyone. we begin as we do every night, keeping them honest. looking for facts, not supporting democrats or republicans. our goal is just report, finding the facts, finding the truth. we did that last week. again, the more we look into it, the more we find people in powerful and influential places saying things that just don't square with the facts. it's about a u.n. treaty that failed to be ratified by the senate. a treaty that was meant to encourage other countries to be more like the u.s. on equal rights of the disabled. if other countries adopted better treatment of their disabled citizens, the idea is that disabled americans who visit or live in other countries would also benefit. 125 countries ratified the treaty. it was supported by george bush, signed by the current president, and has su
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
for america to put down its guns? both sides go head-to-head. >>> also, one of the biggest names in the history of the game speaks out. hall of fame quarterback joe namath joins me exclusively. >>> plus, a man that many say is to blame in the standoff in washington and the threat of recession. grover norquist is here again. i promise you, it will be more lively than last time. >>> and the next chapter in the fairy tale. >> obviously we want a family so we have to start thinking about that. >> that was then, this is now. the royal couple, their baby news and her battle with a rare illness. plus, why it matters to the royal family. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. you've heard me talk on this show time and again about gun violence in america, gabby giffords, trayvon martin, aurora, colorado, now the shocking incident on saturday. kansas city chiefs linebacker javon belcher shot and killed the mother of his baby daughter, then drove to the team's practice facility and shot himself in front of his head coach and the team's general manager. on sunday, that shooting promp
CNN
Dec 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
morgan starts now. >> this is piers morgan tonight. guns in america a live special. ♪ >> if we work harder to keep gunz out of the hands of dangerous people there would be fewer atrocities in places like newtown. since friday morning, a police officer was gunned down in memphis leaving four children without her mother. >> we don't know why he did what he did. >> a woman was shot and killed inside a casino. three people were shot inside a alabama hospital. >> it is a tragic event. >> i 4-year-old was caught in a drive by in missouri and taken off life support yesterday. >> my 4-year-old baby. >> at least 10,000 americans murdered with guns every year. president obama said it is time for real reform right now. i talked to victims and family members and newark mayor and they are all here. enough is enough. p good evening this is our version of a town hall. people on both sides of what very well may be the most important issue in this country. these people have all been touched by gun violence in some way. join the conversation and the debate and have a view. i will ask questions and ra
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Dec 23, 2012 10:00am PST
success story in latin america. it is not brazil. it's actually much closer to home. then, as the world watches the arab world struggle with democracy, we'll take a look at the problem from an unusual perspective, upside down. how does a country turn away from democracy as eastern europe did 50 years ago? i'll talk to pulitzer-prize winning historian ann applebalm. we focus on decision making. in the depths of the financial crisis, the obama administration had an almost impossible choice -- save chrysler by injecting billions of taxpayer dollars, or let it fail and lose perhaps a million jobs. car czar steve rattner gives us a fascinating inside look. for viewers in the united states, we have a special tonight at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific called "tough decisions." >>> but, first, here's my take. announcing that he would send proposals on reducing gun violence in america to congress, president obama this week mentioned a number of sensible gun control measures. but he also paid homage to the washington conventional wisdom about the many and varied causes of this calamity fr
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Dec 22, 2012 6:30am PST
america a public health threat, right? you talk about the freedom, the freedoms we have in this country where the public health risk, 30 some thousand people killed every year. cdc says it's $38 billion, the cost of society of gun violence. >> what's so astonishing about the debate of gun violence, it's different from the '90s when i first started covering this issue. you have people arguing very seriously now that the way to stop or limit gun violence is to have more guns. give guns to teachers. give guns to security guards. more guns. that argument was too ridiculous to even be uttered in the '90s. now senators, governors are saying that's the way to protect more people. >> bulletproof backpacks for kids. >> you know it's just common sense. imagine if somebody had had a gun in an audience in a darkened movie theater in aurora. are you roadwayel really going to start spraying in the dark? police officials who killed bystanders when they took on criminals at the empire state building? come on, these are trained marksmen. >> think back to your teachers in elementary school and gr
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Dec 8, 2012 2:00am PST
to kate middleton. >>> battleground america. >> i'm encouraged that i think we have turned the corner. >> good new job numbers but same old ways in washington. is it too late to save you from paying higher taxes? i'll ask my all-star panel. >>> and she's a fine girl. my old friend brandi back in the spotlight and speaking from the heart about her mentor, whitney houston. >> i felt like i wasn't there enough for her at the end of her life. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. we begin tonight with our big story, the reality from an estimated 46 million americans. simply put, they can't afford to eat. they live on food stamps. these are men, women and children in america. hunger is not just a third world problem. it's a massive problem right here in the united states right now. cory booker is determined to tackle it. the newark mayor is doing some pretty extraordinary this week, living off food stamps himself, just food stamps. he has just $29 and change for seven days' worth of food. this is what he bought. life-changing experience for him, what he sees as a wake
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
>>> tonight, the top five things that america is talking about. number one, peace love and mutual understanding. yeah, right. not in washington. >> i won't play that game. >> we can't negotiate with ourselves. >> it is me. >> number three, bob costas. did he cross the line? number five, the most outrageous royal prank ever. >> hello there. could i please speak to kate please, my granddaughter? >> this is piers morgan tonight. good evening. our big story tonight from what every one is talking about. washington's high-stakes game of "let's make a deal," to the royal prank called heard around the world. to bob costas talking about guns. and this shocking new york subway photograph. reports of chemical weapons in syria. let's get started with what promises to be a lively discussion. abbe huntsman, and a host of huff posts live. and welcome to you all. let's start with guns and the fallout of the murder and suicide of jovan bellcher and his girlfriend. bob costas of nbc spoke out about this. let's watch what he said tonight. >> i believe that there should be more comprehensive and effe
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Dec 30, 2012 2:00am PST
, with pastor warren talks religion, reason and what america needs now. >> the good news lnt good much. what you need is the better life. >> from the election and economy to same sex marriage and more. the issues that really matter. >> why we have to change the constitution? it's a flawed document. it was made my men. >> what does god mean to you? this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening and happy holidays. welcome to this special "piers morgan" tonight. joining me, one of the most influential leaders in the world. it's rick warren. tonight we're going to talk about faith, family, politics, sins, the questions of church and state and much, much more. pastor warren is the author of "a purpose driven life." welcome. >> good to be with you. >> what is the purpose of christmas. >> well, you know, the angels in the story of the first christmas said three things. and those three statements say the three purposes of christmas. they are celebration, salvation and reconciliation. the first thing the angels said was i bring you good news of great joy which shall be for all people. christmas
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
fairness, freedom, sexual equality. really was a trail blazer. how far do you feel america has now come since then? >> well, we've come pretty far. i think children who are bullied are not very free to be. and anti-bullying is something we should all be thinking about. but one ott things we felt with free to be, it really was part of the women's movement. we were working very hard to have women heard. and it seemed also that you kind of had to start with one 5-year-old at a time and try to get them to start to see that boys and girls could play together, could share the world together. so i think we're getting there. i mean, there are only what about 20 women who are now head of fortune 500 companies that we have about, what, 20 women going into the senate. >> the first female president, of course, next time. >> there are 20 women all over the world who are running countries. so we're late getting to having a leader of a country, but we're getting there. >> when you see what's happened with gay rights in particular, that's moving very fast in america isn't it? >> yes, yes. but it's
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Dec 2, 2012 10:00am PST
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Dec 17, 2012 1:00am PST
is suggesting a ban on all guns in america. the second amendment is absolutely part of american culture and people believe in it. however, there are limitations. the amendment talks about a well-regulated militia. people are calling out for taking some of these weapons away from people with potential mental issues. to me, the question for you is this, the last three mass shootings in the last four months in america, aurora, orego in the shopping mall and now here in newtown have involved young people using the same and now here, newtown, all involved young people using the same weapon. an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle all with high capacity magazines. in aurora, over 100 in his magazine which he could fire off. here we saw up to 30. here's the question. why do you feel that americans should have those if your belief is they just have to defend themselves? >> well, before i go any further, piers, first, thanks for having me back. we did have a heated discussion last time and i much appreciate this more calm discussion. second, on behalf of i'm sure i speak for the entire board of mic
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
two men to try to keep america from going over the fiscal cliff. 25 days and counting from the massive tax hikes and spending cuts. congress breaking in a week for the holiday. so john boehner trying to simplify things. he's asking top democrats and republica republicans to step aside so he can negotiate with the president one-on-one. it seems to be a request that everyone was able to live with. brianna keilar is live for us at the white house. if this is the case that everybody has been cleared out of the room, does that surprise you? it seems to make sense to me. >> reporter: it's not surprising at all. this is what observers of this process thought would happen all along. ultimately this was a process that would come down to president obama and house speaker john boehner brokering a deal. very much the way you saw they attempted to do during the debt ceiling debacle last year. it simplifies the problem of less cooks in the kitchen. then they will have to sell it. president obama would have to bring in democrats. john boehner would have to bring in his republicans and make su
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Dec 12, 2012 12:00am PST
kid, and basically we believe that america has a responsibility to be involved in the world in protection of our values and our strategic interests, all of which helps us be safer and freer here at home and it's just grown. >> senator graham, what is the secret to proper bipartisanship, do you think? >> well, in fairness to our colleagues, pierce, there's a lot of real close friendships around this place. there's a lot of republicans and democrat who get along very well and work together. the reason you're talking about the three of us, i think, is because of 9/11. there had never been an attack on america, we would have been three friends who travel and socialize, but what brought us together and put us on the map, after we were attacked on 9/11, everything in our country changed and throughout the world. as a result of 9/11 and all the national security issues that followed, our friendship became a cause. it really did solidify over the iraq war. bipartisanship as hyped is being willing to lose your job. i really admire john because he suffered for our country. and i hang aro
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Dec 1, 2012 3:00pm PST
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
our viewers from around the world. thanks for joining us. a sobering reminder of how america's war is still not won. we still do not have a secure afghanistan. today, just hours after i wrapped up an interview with the secretary of defense leon panetta in kandahar at an american base, there was a a brazen attack just outside the bias. the suicide bomber struck, the taliban took responsibility. an american soldier has within killed. two afghan soldiers were killed. americans and afghans were wounded in this attack today. a taliban spokesman not only claimed responsibility for the attack but praised the quote unquote brave taliban fighter who carried it out. also, here in kabul, secretary panetta met with karzai and invited him it meet with president obama next month. the key question for the leaders is where do things now stand and what's next? 11 years, two months and six days. >> we will not tire, we will not faulter, and we will not fail. >> peace and freedom will prevail. >> just one month after 9/11 wbt war against the taliban and al qaeda and afghanistan, it has been steep, mo
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Nov 30, 2012 9:00pm PST
>>> tonight, show them the money. >> we're still stunned by what's happened. >> america's power ball winners, now $293 million richer. >> i called my husband, i said i think i'm having a heart attack. >> can they ever be the same? i will talk to their closest friends. >>> also, back on the campaign trail. >> we can solve these problems. >> with 32 days to go, will you be paying higher taxes? my political all-stars weigh in on battleground america. >>> and against all odds, after sandusky, penn state's incredible comeback. my exclusive interview with the coach of the year. >>> and a reunion with a dear old friend whose bark is as bad as her bite. sharon osbourne. her incredible year of highs and lows and how she's rebuilding her life after facing a terrible health prognosis. >> i couldn't see myself going through chemoagain. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. who ever thinks the american dream is dead or dying should meet mark and cindy hill, a missouri couple who live a very ordinary life. at least that's what they were doing until wednesday and a little thing
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm PST
that web page. at least 10.8 million new guns were sold across america last year, though. as david mattingly shows, the shooting here in newtown has actually just in the past few days, you can already see this, it's stunning, accelerated gun sales. >> reporter: almost 1,000 miles away from newtown, connecticut, gun owners rush to buy more guns. why are you in here today? >> i was looking for a gun that i have wanted for a long time and just wanted to get it before possible changes. >> reporter: at this gun shop and firing range north of atlanta, already brisk holiday sales have suddenly bumped up even more. customers fearing future gun restrictions from congress are looking to buy now. >> me and my brother collect weapons and we have plenty of hand guns and shotguns and only one assault rifle. with all the new talk of new legislation going on to assault rifles, really, you know, i definitely want to get a few more before something may happen. >> reporter: what's the largest clip you can put in there? gun collector rudy orlando is specifically looking to buy the ar-15, semi-automati
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
and dysfunction in washington d.c. where the common sense concerns of main street america. ac 360 starts right now. >> if you are looking for tonight's breaking news look out the woindow. much of it nasty. the kind of stuff tieing up travel. tornados out of season and out of the blue in your face. >> my god we need to go. it is right there. we have to hurry up and get past it. >> one view of the storm as it moved throughed alabama area. >> my god look that is a tornado. wow. jesus look at that tornado. my god that is cool. jesus please keep your hands on who ever is over there. look at them. that is like two tornados. it is two funnels on the ground. oh lord. look there. wow. oh xgt oh my god look at that. look there is another one it is fix thiing to touch down. we are going to have toged in the bathroom it is coming towards us. in the south like little rock, arkansas they got 9 inches of snow. more than they have seen in 86 years. it is more coming farther north. rarely so much at once. a foot and a half or more in the northeast. it is enough to make you want to stay put and wat
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
about the color of your skin and how it defines who you are. who is black in america? >>> you may start feeling less pain at the pump. gas prices are crashing and how long will it last? just ahead. >>> a mexican american singer, a superstar, dies in a plane crash. now her fans in mourning. we'll have details, straight ahead. >>> a packed two hours for you. new york mayor cory booker will join us. and poet journalist, angela davis will join us as well. gold medal olympic gymnast gabby douglas has written a new book. and judy chu is with us, and the macks join us, and singer adam lambert. monday, december 10th. and "starting point" begins right now. >>> wow, that's an ominous little graphic right there. yes that is because the fiscal cliff is what we're talking about this morning. that's the starting point. president obama and the house speaker speaking face to face for the first time in more than three weeks. the two men who stand between millions of americans and the fiscal cliff sat down, had a conversation. a critical development 22 days away from the cliff, which means severe tax hik
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Dec 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
. tonight, violence rocks afghanistan. a sobering reminder of how america's longest war is still not won. we still do not have a secure afghanistan. today, just hours after i wrapped up an interview with the secretary of defense, leon panetta, in kandahar at an american base, there was a brazen attack just outside that base. a suicide bomber struck, the taliban had taken responsibility, an american service member has been killed, two afghan civilians were killed. three americans and 18 afghans were wounded in this attack today. now, a taliban spokesman not only claimed responsibility for the attack, but praised the, quote/unquote brave taliban fighter who carried it out. also here in kabul today, secretary panetta met with afghan president hamid karzai and invited him to washington to meet with president obama next month. now, the key question for these leaders is where do things now stand and what's next? 11 years, 2 months, and 6 days. >> we will not waiver. we will not tire. we will not falter. and we will not fail. peace and freedom will prevail. >> reporter: just one month after 9/1
CNN
Dec 25, 2012 2:00am PST
much bad news in the world. we need good news. >> america's pastor rick warren joins me. >> people say i fell out of love. that's your choice. >> he talks religion, reason, and what america needs now. >> the good life isn't good enough. what you need is the better life. >> the election, the economy, same-sex marriage and more, to the issues that really matter. >> you know why we have to change the constitution? it was a flawed document. it was made by men. >> what does god mean to you? this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening, and happy holidays and welcome to a special "piers morgan tonight." joining me, one of the most influential spiritual leaders in the world, rick warren. he's america's pastor. we're going to talk about politics, sins, and much, much more. pastor warren is the author of the best selling book "a purpose driven life." welcome. >> it's good to be here with you. >> what is the purpose of christmas? >> you know, the angels in the story the first christmas said three things. those three statements say the three purposes of christmas. they are celebration, sal
CNN
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
. what does that say? >> sorry berman. >>> ahead on "starting point" this morning, "black in america" will reair on saturday. and an espn host is questioning the blackness of a star football player robert griffin iii, rg3 on air, what was said and the fallout from that, straight ahead. plus, business news. one more way the fiscal cliff could cost you. what happens to your paycheck immediately if there is no deal in washington? that's next. bring it down, please? better. that's what happens to background noise, when you're making a call on this. this microphone here, picks up the sounds around you and helps turn them down. so when the world gets noisy calls sound better. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insuran
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Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm PST
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Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
america. >> the republican party has to somehow change. >> to the state of lindsay lohan. >> she's not as bad as i was, but she's catching up. >>> also -- hoop dreams, basketball great si isaiah thomas' mission. my hero, usain bolt, the fastest the man alive, the fastest man in history on winning, fame and the future. the one and only bladerunner oscar fa sore yus. usain bolt, the fastest person on the planet, the fastest man who has run on the planet earth. >> when i was young, i remember my first olympics i really noticed was when valerie borts off won the 100 meters, the russian. from that moment there are lots of great events at the olympics, but for me the 100 meter dash is the greatest test of a man. >> it's true. >> how do you feel, when you get down on those blocks and you're about to explode, what actually goes through the golden bolt's mind? >> i just try do relax really. for me, it's trying to compose myself, try to not think about anything because as soon as something comes in your mind, then you're going to be in a lot of trouble. for me, i try to clear my mind as quickly as
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Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
, unfortunately, become a tragic and sad chapter in america's history. former fbi profiler tom fuentes, assistant director of the fbi and jim johnson, chairman of the, he's first of all, baltimore county police chief and chairman of the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence. gentlemen, thanks very much for coming in. chief johnson, let me start with you. the notion of quickly going into a situation like this rather than studying it from the outside. this is a relatively new tactical move, right? >> certainly over the last ten years law enforcement has entered into the active shooter scenario where we do not wait. when we have sufficient personnel and equipment and tools, we make an entry to stabilize the situation. >> the other very disturbing element in this, tom, is that we're seeing more of these young men, they're dressed in military clothing, if you will, armored vests. they're dressed in black and they go in and start killing people. is there a connection, in your mind, what they call copy cats as far as these mass killings are concerned. >> we look at copy
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 11:00am PST
cut on the first $250,000, let's pass it, let's give america's middle class certainty in terms of how much they can spend on their holiday gifts. let's come back as soon as we can and negotiate the tougher issues. that's just common sense and reasonableness. >> let's talk about numbers. let's throw the common sense and courage out the window for now, talk hard numbers. if we can throw up the dow now, it has been up, here it is, about 100 points. and there is an article, congressman, in the washington post, saying traders think -- they do think, perhaps you don't, in terms of a huge deal, but a deal will be reached before the end of the year and there is not this feeling on wall street that -- i'm quoting this article, that a short-term voyage off the cliff would do no lasting harm to the economy. what are you hearing from wall street? sounds like some folks aren't so nervous. >> there is a variety of opinions, diversity of opinions. i said show me two economists and i'll show you six different opinions. the opinions are out of my control. what is in my control is this. can we get cert
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Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
america, frankly. they deal so casually you we will deal with it next year or some other time, not realizing the affects it is having on that person who is worrying, are my taxes going to go up, enough money to pay for my food budget or gas budget, whether or not i will have a job or whether or not companies continue to invest and to create jobs, let alone laying off people because they -- of the uncertainty that's been created and created and perpetuated by congress. and all of this could have been avoided. we should have been a very different place, address the very questions that you raised. >> you have been a part of congress, i believe, since is 1978 and as i understand it, this is your last term as senator. you have always been looked at as a voice of moderation here. i'm wondering how do you look at these desperate hours knew we seem to be in and what does it say about our government? >> it's travesty, to be honest with you, martin. i believe in the maximum folks of the united states senate and the founding you fathers designed it to be able to create a consensus and reach a
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
monster company that is threatening to devour a massive number of traditional retail jobs. america's holiday mall mania is as traditional as tinsel. consumers spending more than $500 billion this year will fuel more than 500,000 seasonal jobs. but the real frenzy is at home where online shopping is exploding under the relentless hand of one company -- amazon.com. what is amazon up to? >> well, the ambition, it seems is to take over the systems of consumption. >> reporter: barney jopson, reporter for the "financial times," has just written a book about amazon's extraordinary rise. >> amazon sales have been growing at about 20% or 30% a year. and this is phenomenal if you consider that the rest of the retail sector is growing, at best, at 5% a year. there is competition, but amazon is really the 800-pound gorilla. it's got a big head start on everyone else, and size generates some momentum of its own. >> reporter: how much momentum? so much that amazon had a hand in more than 20% of all online sales for 2011, according to forester research. so much that economic analysts say traditiona
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